About Me

I’m Aoife Earls and I’m a naturopathic doctor practicing in Oakville, Ontario, with additional licensing in pharmaceutical prescriptions with the College of Naturopaths of Ontario. My undergraduate training is in psychology and biology. I continued onto a Masters of Science, exploring the brain, immune system, and hormones in experimental models of lupus in a discipline known as PNI (psychoneuroimmunology). Phew!

What led me to naturopathic medicine was actually a form of eczema caused by celiac disease. I was looking for answers, and started exploring alternative forms of health care to treat myself. The rest is history.

Currently, I split my time between clinical practice and teaching. I am recently teaching psychology, as it’s important to me to share how the brain (emotions, thoughts) and body are linked in healing.

In my spare time, I am normally jumping on a trampoline with my family, hiking, strength training, or reading.

Education

Bachelor of Science

McMaster University, Hamilton ON2002 

Masters of Science

In Behavioural Neuroscience, McMaster University, Hamilton ON2004 

Diploma of Naturopathy

Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, Toronto, ON2008 

Certificate in Pharmaceutical Prescribing

College of Naturopaths of Ontario, 2015 

Applied Mindfulness Methods

University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, In Progress 

What’s it like to work with me?

How do I work?

Seeing me, I’ve been told, is like seeing a therapist and a doctor all rolled into one.

With my background in PNI (see above), I’m very good at knowing when it’s a body issue we’re treating, an emotional issue, a nervous system issue, or all three things at the same time.

It means I am very good at treating the true root causes of your issues, but that means it can take time (there are no quick fixes in my office), but I’m honest, kind and a good listener. If you need to see another person to help you be well (your family doctor, an osteopathic doctor, a chiropractor, nutritionist…etc) I will always refer because your best self is in my best interest. It is a personal connection I make with my patients, and treating you as an individual is important to me.

What health conditions do I support?

I treat many medical conditions, but here are some of the most common that I treat in my practice:

  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis
  • SIBO
  • Constipation
  • Food intolerances
  • PMS
  • menopause (hot flashes, irregular bleeding, chronic bladder infections)
  • Exhaustion and Fatigue
  • Estrogen/​Progesterone/​Testosterone irregularities
  • Headaches
  • Joint Pain
  • Arthritis
  • Lupus
  • Celiac disease
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Psoriasis
  • Sjogren’s
  • Eczema
  • Acne
  • Psoriasis
  • Fungal infections
  • Allergies
  • Mold infections 
  • Chronic infections (Mono, PANDAS)
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • ADHD
  • OCD 
  • PMDD
  • Post-​partum depression